Category Archives: Social Work & Social Policy

On SAGE Insight: Toward an “Age of Imposed Use”? Evidence-Based Crime Policy in a Law and Social Science Context

From Criminal Justice Policy Review Marking Evidence week with access to this must-read article  Central to the evidence-based paradigm is the explicit goal to increase the influence of scientific research on public policy. One of the major developments of the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales

Article title: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales: A case study of the policing of anti-fracking protests From Critical Social Policy Following the death of Ian Tomlinson, a 47-year-old newspaper vendor, at protests against the G20 meeting in London … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making

Article title: Policy-driven evidence: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making From Critical Social Policy Brexit was unprecedented, it reflects a rise in right-wing parties and sentiment across western democracies and was not entirely unforeseen. Donald Trump subsequently … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The State of Unequal Educational Opportunity: Special Issue on the Coleman Report 50 Years Later

Guest Editor : Margot I. Jackson and Susan L. Moffitt The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science In the 50 years since the Equality of Educational Opportunity survey (EEOS) first appeared in print, tens of thousands … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Bordering practices in the UK welfare system

Themed Section: Welfare Chauvinism From Critical Social Policy   This article within the special section, considers how chauvinistic welfare policies operate as a bordering practice. Taking the UK as an example, it examines a process in which welfare provisions have … Continue reading

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Why women’s domestic violence refuges are not local services

From Critical Social Policy This article presents findings of a research project, quantifying, mapping and conceptualizing the journeys women make to escape domestic violence; journeys that often include accessing a women’s refuge. This analysis has highlighted that women stay put … Continue reading

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Benefits broods’: The cultural and political crafting of anti-welfare commonsense

From Critical Social Policy In the aftermath of the global banking crises, a political economy of permanent state austerity has emerged, driven by and legitimated through a hardening anti-welfare commonsense. As welfare programmes are cut, privatised and marketised it is … Continue reading

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Special Issue on Perspectives on Climate Change

From European Journal of Social Theory A broad consensus prevails today among science communities that we have entered an era known as ‘the Anthropocene’. Over the past two centuries in particular, humanity has dramatically altered the Earth’s atmosphere and natural … Continue reading

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Quidditch: Impacting and Benefiting Participants in a Non-Fictional Manner

From Journal of Sport & Social Issues Throughout the years, sport and physical activities have constantly been adapted, reinvented, or even created from scratch. Often, the root cause of these innovations is the burnout or dropout among participants that occurs … Continue reading

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25 Years of ‘Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism’

Guest editors: Patrick Emmenegger, Jon Kvist, Paul Marx and Klaus Petersen Special issue From Journal of European Social Policy This special issue reflects on the impact of the seminal work by Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. This book … Continue reading

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Identifying the young NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) in the rural UK

Who are the young people who are not in education, employment or training? An application of the risk factors to a rural area in the UK From International Social Work Young people who are not in education, employment or training … Continue reading

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Aging out: Youths’ perspectives on foster care and the transition to independence

From Qualitative Social Work Former foster youth experience unemployment, homelessness, criminal justice system involvement, and early parenthood at higher rates than young adults in the general American population. Former foster youth seem to be particularly vulnerable during the transition from … Continue reading

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Reviewing patterns of drug epidemics to consider cost effective intervention programs

Drug generations in the 2000s: An analysis of arrestee data From Journal of Drug Issues  Much empirical evidence indicates that the popularity of various drugs tends to increase and wane over time producing episodic epidemics of particular drugs. Drug epidemics … Continue reading

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Making sense of the ‘Big Society’: Social work and the moral order

From Journal of Social Work The practice of social work has always been strongly influenced by political ideology, and its organization shaped by public policy. This article examines social work in the UK during the New Labour administrations and outlines … Continue reading

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Assessing policies designed to ensure more than 2 million disabled adults gain health insurance coverage (USA)

The potential employment impact of Health Reform on working-age adults with disabilities From Journal of Disability Policy Studies Public health insurance is a valued benefit for many working-age individuals with disabilities who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining health insurance in … Continue reading

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